Need to earn a couple of extra bucks this month?
We are all familiar with the website eBay and Gumtree where you can buy things from all over the world and have it delivered to your doorstep within a matter of days. Did you know that you could use these websites as a medium to not only buy, but also sell your own items to earn a few extra dollars each month? Well, we will tell you how.
If you have a small business at home where you would like to market and sell your handmade products online, eBay and Gumtree are your saviors. Here are the simple steps you need to follow to start selling your items on these websites:
Whether you are planning to sell your product line on these websites or just a few items that are lying unused in your house, here are a few marketing and advertising tricks that you can use to attract more buyers.
No buyer wants to spend those few extra dollars on a product if a cheaper one is available by another seller. Make sure you research well and find out the prices that your competitors are offering. Price your product less than or almost the same as your competitors products. Selling at a higher volume is almost always more profitable than selling a few items at a higher price.
The problem with purchasing products online is that you don’t get the authentic look and feel of the product until it has reached your doorstep. Attract more customers by clicking high quality pictures of your products, so they look more tempting. These pictures are sure to entice more customers to your product.
The products without pictures or descriptions are the ones that get ignored. Make sure you write an inviting description for your product, so that your buyers fully comprehend what you are offering and its functionality.
Certain items sell more than others on websites like Gumtree and eBay. If you are looking to make a steady income from selling your products on these websites, you can sell these items by either selling your old, used products (some second hand items have a great resale value online according to the demand for these old products). Another option is that you can buy these items in bulk and sell them online for a higher price according to the demand of the items. Hot items include:
As surprising as some of these items might sound, they do offer quite a lucrative market online. You could also choose to buy products from sellers online at a lower cost price, and sell them for a profit at your brick and mortar company.
This is just one of the many side gigs budding entrepreneurs like you can use to make some extra dough. The Hustle Au has all the tips and tricks that you need.